Careers at Council

Goulburn Mulwaree Council employs a diverse workforce of more than 250 staff throughout the region. There are many differing areas of skills within our workforce – including those with technical abilities like plant operations, finance, water and sewer, customer service, marketing and tourism, planning and development and other areas.

Council is also a child safe organisation, and has a policy and procedure in place to ensure we meet the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. 

Candidates are advised that it is essential that you address the selection criteria when applying for a vacant position. If you require assistance regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources on 02 4823 4415.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council is a fantastic place to work, with amazing benefits, an inclusive culture and a strong commitment to staff development. GMC provides an Equal Employment Opportunity environment.

View all positions vacant here.

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Traineeships & Apprenticeships

Traineeships and apprenticeships (sometimes referred to collectively as Australian Apprenticeships) are a great way to start a career and be paid while receiving structured and relevant competency based training leading to a nationally recognised qualification. 

GMC’s EEO plan requires that we maintain a combination of at least five trainees and apprentices at any given time. Trainees and apprentices are employed by a third party organisation with GMC acting as the host employer. The third party currently engaged by GMC is the Hunter Valley Training Company (HVTC), and this arrangement is reviewed periodically.

Trainees vary in age and job roles, and may include who have just left school to older or more mature-aged trainees and apprentices. An explanation of the difference between apprenticeships and traineeships and some me examples of the types of the job roles available at GMC is below.


Generally take between 1-2 years to complete depending on the qualification and are available in services areas such as business, retail, community health, childcare, financial services and more.

Examples of trainee roles at GMC may include:

  • Business administration trainee
  • Customer service trainee
  • Waste management trainee
  • Records trainee
  • Water operations trainee
  • Community services trainee
  • Financial services trainee
  • Events management trainee


Generally take up to four years to complete depending on the qualification and are usually available in trade areas such as building and construction, automotive, engineering, manufacturing and more.

Examples of apprentices at GMC may include:

  • Apprentice mechanic
  • Apprentice horticulturalist 

Vacancies are regularly advertised through the HVTC website and – please see below for links to current trainee and apprentice vacancies: